Oklahoma - Building Construction and Maintenance: Program Requirement

Program Requirement
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State law establishes comprehensive guidelines and accountability measures for school construction and building maintenance that include detailed provisions for addressing student health and safety.

Oklahoma Statutes 70-18-153. Development and adoption of four-year capital improvement plan.

A. Each local school district shall develop and adopt a four-year capital improvement plan for the public schools in the district. Each local school district shall review and update their plans annually. Capital improvement plans shall be based upon guidelines developed by the State Department of Education.

B. The State Department of Education shall develop and the State Board of Education shall adopt a statewide four-year capital improvement master plan for the public common schools of this state. The master plan shall be subject to the provisions of Section 308 of Title 75 of the Oklahoma Statutes.

Oklahoma Statutes 70-18-152. Intent of Legislature.

It is hereby declared to be the intent of the Legislature to assure that students in the public schools of this state occupy facilities which are designed for adaptability to program offerings. Such facilities should be structurally safe, well maintained and contain adequate space to meet the instructional needs of each student. It is further declared to be the intent of the Legislature that these facility standards be implemented through the Common School Capital Improvement Act.

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